Different Ethical Perspectives Justifying Reasonings Behind a Person’s Actions: A Case Study on a Private Institution in Malaysia

  • Diyana Kamarudin Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Haziman Zakaria Faculty of of Management, University College of Yayasan Pahang
  • Azizan Azit Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Keywords: Business ethics, Private institution, Ethical principle, Integrity

Abstract

Private institutions in Malaysia are bound to the Private Higher Institution Act 1996 which normally relies on corporate investments to sustain their operations. Data from the Department of statistic Malaysia indicates that there is a significant increment of gross output value in the education sector in Malaysia from RM 17.6 billion in 2017 compared to RM 15.2 billion in 2015 which reflects the business competencies in private institutions (Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2015).  This research is a case study conducted at one of the private colleges in Kuantan, Pahang. The aim of this research is to analyze the ethical issues concerning business ethics using a semi-structured interview method with college staff and students. The interviews were recorded and transcribed. Each case was analyzed individually, discussed and linked to the business ethics concept and ethical principle. This research aims to create awareness on the good moral value and business ethics that can be practised in the private education sector in Malaysia.

Author Biographies

Diyana Kamarudin, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Dr Diyana Kamarudin is currently the Head of Research Cluster for Marketing and Entrepreneurship and was also appointed as the SME for Research Methodology at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, UMP. She is currently on the editorial board for the Asian Journal of Instruction, and the International Journal of Innovation and Industrial Revolution (IJIREV).

Haziman Zakaria, Faculty of of Management, University College of Yayasan Pahang

Haziman Zakaria is an entrepreneur and part-time lecturer at various institutions. He is currently very active in business and has an interest in Business Ethics. He has also participated in various conferences and co-author a module on entrepreneurship.

Azizan Azit, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Azizan Azit is a lecturer at University Malaysia Pahang, teaching entrepreneurship courses. He has been teaching for more than 20 years and is active with entrepreneurial programmes.

Published
2020-07-26
How to Cite
Kamarudin, D., Zakaria, H., & Azit, A. (2020). Different Ethical Perspectives Justifying Reasonings Behind a Person’s Actions: A Case Study on a Private Institution in Malaysia. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.3.2.2020.5306
Section
JGI Vol. 3, Issue 2, July 2020